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Metal Injection recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can now watch the chat below.

DREAM THEATER‘s new, self-titled album will be released on September 24 via Roadrunner Records. The nine-track disc was recorded at Cove City Studio in Glen Cove, Long Island, with Petrucci producing and Richard Chycki engineering and mixing. It’s the band’s second album with drummer Mike Mangini, and the first one on which he was a part of the writing process from Day One.

Speaking to, Petrucci stated about “Dream Theater”: “I think it’s building on [what we did on the “A Dramatic Turn of Events” album], but taking it to the next level. One of the things I really wanted to do on ‘A Dramatic Turn of Events’ was to create something that was sonically very rich and high-def and powerful and I think we accomplished that. But on this album, I wanted to take that even further…. [I wanted to] get more cinematic with it and more earthy and aggressive and bigger. I wanted a bigger, more forward in-your-face kind of sound. I think that kind of dictated the sounds we went for while we were writing and recording and then ultimately how it was mixed. So yeah, it was kind of building on that, but taking it to the next level. You always need to progress and to try and do something different and kind of have a little bit different take on it and a different perspective. But hopefully make it better as you go.”

In January, Petrucci said of Mangini‘s work: “When people hear the drumming on this album, they’re gonna be pretty freaked out. On the last album, he did a great job, but he wasn’t there for the writing process and he was interpreting drum parts that I had programmed. Even though he used his creativity, of course, to change them up and do his thing, I feel like now he’s just Mike Mangini unleashed. It’s all him. It’s all his creativity, all his decisions and ideas and man, the guy’s an animal.”

“Dream Theater” track listing:

01. False Awakening Suite
I. Sleep Paralysis
II. Night Terrors
III. Lucid Dream
02. The Enemy Inside
03. The Looking Glass
04. Enigma Machine
05. The Bigger Picture
06. Behind The Veil
07. Surrender To Reason
08. Along For The Ride
09. Illumination Theory
I. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
II. Live, Die, Kill
III. The Embracing Circle
IV. The Pursuit of Truth
V. Surrender, Trust & Passion

Directed by Bill Fishman (RAMONES, STEVE RAY VAUGHAN), the strictly conceptual clip deals with the torment of a soldier who’s struggling with reintegrating into his life back home due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Regarding the song’s lyrics, John Petrucci told “At the time that we were in the studio working on the [new DREAM THEATER] album and I was writing lyrics, the Boston Marathon bombings happened. There was a lot of discussion of terrorism and PTSD as if affects people who witness traumatic events like terrorism, so it was just very on my mind. It linked very well with the mood of the song, and as we started to get into it, I watched some documentaries and things like that. I was like, ‘This is really something that needs to be written about.'”

“Dream Theater” will be available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180-gram double LP, and a limited-edition boxed set.


“The Enemy Inside” video:


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We were joined by our friend Bob from Relapse Records as well as Jake on this edition of the Livecast. Rob discussed attending the SiriusXM Metallica concert the night prior, as well as attending a screening of their 3D movie. Bob talked about his love of Prince and ICP. This music business ended up being …

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We have a great show planned tonight. Our buddy Bob from Relapse Records will be sitting in on the show hanging out with us. Plus, Rob will recap seeing Metallica last night at the Apollo Theater. So tune in, tonight starting at 6pm Eastern (3PM Pacific Time, 11pm In London, 8am Mon in Sydney) and …

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With the exception of the hearing for Tim Lambesis, it was a relatively quiet week in heavy metal this week in terms of stories, but we did get a lot of new music streams getting me all giddy for the fall season. Here's this week's top 10 most visited pages: AS I LAY DYING Frontman …

The post AS I LAY DYING Court Cases, Viking Movies and Album Streams In The Most Visited Pages of the Week appeared first on Metal Injection.

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First thing's first: Last week's winner! Congratulations to Brad Bortone who had the best zinger: "Sure Dave…we'll record together soon! Alright, buh-bye…" Now for this week's fun photo to caption: This week, we're giving away a free CD from our giveaway pile.

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We've had some interesting supergroups this year like Palms and Scar the Martyr, but Teenage Time Killer is an entirely new breed… mainly because there are guest appearances from a slew of legendary musicians and only two core members. All I'm saying is that picture of Randall Blythe with Corrosion of Conformity comes into play …

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Let's face it, if you're in a metal band chances are it doesn't pay the bills. Some people choose to work as bartenders, airline pilots, and deli counter assosiates, while others decide, fuck it… I'm going into real estate. Kittie drummer Mercedes Lander falls into the latter category. You can buy your next house from the same girl who drummed …

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Doug Spangenberg taped entire sets of many bands at Hellfest 2004, but the DVD never came to fruition. Nine years later, he released the footage to Hate5Six to throw up online. [via MetalSucks]

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Pit Full of Shit

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Pit Full of Shit

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